Cutting to Existence

My little brother cuts himself into existence. 
With razor tongue I try to shave his pain, 
he wouldn't listen. 
His ears are woollen screams, the wrath 
of heartbeats breaking to the surface. 
His own Red Art. 
When he cups his bleeding hands 
the sea of our childhood 
wells in my eyes 
wells in his veins 
like common salt. 

Copyright 2001,  Sam Vaknin 

Sam Vaknin is the author of "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" and "After the Rain - How the West Lost the East".  He is a columnist in "Central Europe Review" and the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory, Suite101, and 

He is the Economic Advisor to the Government of Macedonia. His web site: